Vacation Time? Comparing the 2016 Kia Sedona and the 2016 Sorento

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento on Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 4:59 pm
2016 Kia Sedona vs 2016 Kia Sorento Scranton PA

When drivers visit our dealership in northeast Pennsylvania, they often have their families in tow. And that’s when the questions begin: How many people can we cram into the cabin? How’s the fuel economy? Can I pull my boat? Generally, those looking for a larger vehicle are deciding between the two models shown here, the 2016 Kia Sedona and 2016 Kia Sorento. But how do they compare to one another? Helpfully, we’ve put together a handy little chart.

2016 Kia Sedona vs. 2016 Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sedona
2016 Kia Sorento
Starting MSRP
24 highway mpg
Max Fuel Economy
29 highway mpg
3,500 lbs
Max Towing Capacity
5,000 lbs
142 cu.ft.
Max Cargo Volume
73.5 cu.ft.
Seating Capacity

2016 Kia Sedona | Moosic, PA

As the minivan entry in the Kia lineup, the Sedona is well-versed at offering more than meets the eye. Take its design, which changes the notion of how stylish a minivan can actually be. Or take the powertrain, which challenges many crossover SUVs in terms of towing and power output. For those looking for a do-anything model in the minivan segment, few competitors stand up to the 2016 Kia Sedona.

So what recommends it when compared to its Sorento sibling? First off, the cabin of the Sedona is enormous. It isn’t just the 142 cubic feet of total cargo volume, or the seating for eight, either. The Sedona welcomes its passengers in style, with first-in-class Slide-n-Stow seating and available First-Class Lounge Seating in the 2nd row. Pair this with its versatile performance profile and terrific tech features, and it’s apparent that the Sedona caters to buyers looking for a contemporary driver with loads of interior space.

2016 Kia Sedona Wilkes-Barre VT
2016 Kia Sedona Scranton PA
2016 Kia Sedona Moosic PA


2016 Kia Sorento | Moosic, PA

If you like the performance and design of the Sedona, but are thinking that a slightly more powerful crossover SUV is more your speed, then the 2016 Kia Sorento might be what you’re looking for. After its full redesign, the Sorento is more muscular and appealing than ever before, and truly captures the quintessentials of what the crossover SUV segment is all about: terrific performance, wide-open cabin, and versatility throughout.

So, in what areas does the Sorento best the Sedona. First of all, it certainly storms out of the gates performance wise. If you’re a driver who’s looking to pull a larger boat or trailer, then the 290 available horsepower and 5,000-pound towing capacity that the Sorento offers can’t be ignored. Additionally, the tech features (many of which are also offered in the Sedona) such as UVO eServices are second to none.

2016 Kia Sorento Moosic PA
2016 Kia Sedona Scranton PA
2016 Kia Sorento Wilkes-Barre VT


Now that you’ve gotten a close look at both the 2016 Kia Sedona and 2016 Kia Sorento, which will you choose? Both are available at Performance Kia in Moosic, PA, so schedule your test drive today!

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